Straight forward advice on the real cost of charging your EV
A key question for people that are new to Electric vehicles is ‘how long does it take to charge and how much does it cost’.
A 3.6kwh charger will more than twice as long.
Instead of filling your petrol tank once a week, you’re more likely to seek smaller top-ups each day – just like your mobile phone.
This varies depending on your provider and some networks such as Octopus Go provide discounted off-peak charging for as little as 5p per kwh.
Many public networks offer chargers that deliver 50kwh or more. The latest rapid chargers can deliver 300kwh but charging station technology is progressing faster than vehicles as many current vehicles can only charge at speeds of up to 150kwh. Check how fast your vehicle chargers using our Electric vehicle database.
Check how fast your vehicle chargers using our Electric vehicle database
This is why many website only refer to 80% capacity when referring to roadside chargers.
To charge a 50kwh battery to 80% at the roadside will cost 40kwh x £0.35 = £14.00
(80% charge) 50kwh x £0.05 = £2.50
|Provider||Cost per kwh||Network Size||Notes|
|BP Pulse||£0.35||2816||More info||Discounts for members|
|ChargePlace Scotland||1904||More info||Only in Scotland|
|GeniePoint||£0.39||646||More info||Discounts for members|
|Osprey||£0.36||132||More info||2000 chargers by 2024|
|Shell Recharge||£0.41||108||More Info|
|Ionity||£0.61||Unknown||More info||Very fast chargers|
|Tesla||£0.28||750||More info||Currently Tesla owners only|
Whilst we try to keep this information accurate the EV infrastructure is changing rapidly. Please consider this as a guide. Network size information taken from https://www.zap-map.com/statistics/#points